5 Steps To Accepting In-Home Care

Home Instead Senior Care of Springfield, MA

Many times, our new clients sit, vulnerable and anxious, yet trying to be polite and accepting.  “I guess I need some help,” they say, “but I can’t imagine having strangers in my home.  I don’t think I would like that one bit.”

We understand that anxiety.  Our professional caregivers are actually anxious as well upon first meeting a new client.  They hope that the senior likes them, and finds them helpful, and they want so badly to make a good impression.  My advice to the family caregivers and loved ones who are trying to ease anxiety and convince someone to accept the help that is available is to make sure they follow these five steps:

  1. Acknowledge the Anxiety:Put yourself in their position and imagine someone coming into your home tomorrow and maybe going through your drawers, reviewing the meal options in your refrigerator, and possibly even helping you in…

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